Shaheen Afridi on third in ICC Test rating, Babar Azam loses top slot in T20I

Shaheen Afridi on third in ICC Test rating, Babar Azam loses top slot in T20I


(L-R) Pakistan cricketers Shaheen Shah Afridi, Babar Azam and Sajid Khan.
(L-R) Pakistan cricketers Shaheen Shah Afridi, Babar Azam and Sajid Khan.

DUBAI: Pakistani bowlers Shaheen Shah Afridi and Sajid Khan improved their Test rankings after stellar performances in the not too long ago concluded sequence in opposition to Bangladesh whereas skipper Babar Azam misplaced his no 1 place in the T20 rankings following his poor present in the final two matches.

The International Cricket Council at present launched the newest rankings in which Australia batters Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head attained their career-best positions in the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings.

Ashes sequence

Labuschagne’s first innings 74 in the primary Test in opposition to England has lifted him two slots to a career-best second place whereas Player of the Match Travis Head’s pacy 152 has helped him gallop 16 locations to quantity 10 in the checklist. Labuschagne’s earlier finest rating was third whereas Head’s finest was seventeenth.

Australia´s Travis Head celebrates his century during day two of the first Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane on December 9, 2021.-AFP
Australia´s Travis Head celebrates his century throughout day two of the primary Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia on the Gabba in Brisbane on December 9, 2021.-AFP 

Other batters to maneuver up after the primary Ashes Test, which Australia gained by 9 wickets, embrace Australia opener David Warner (up three locations to sixth) and England’s Dawid Malan (up 18 locations to 77th) whereas the bowlers’ rankings see England’s Ollie Robinson (up 4 locations to thirty first) and Mark Wood (up two locations to fiftieth) progress in the checklist led by Australia captain Pat Cummins.

Pakistan vs Bangladesh

Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi headlines the bowling rankings in the newest weekly replace for males that’s carried out on Wednesdays.

Shaheen has continued his ascent with three wickets in the match whereas off-spinner Sajid Khan has zoomed up 52 locations to the forty ninth spot after a 12-wicket haul that gained him the Player of the Match award.

Pakistan´s Sajid Khan (front R) celebrates after the dismissal of Bangladesh´s captain Mominul Haque (L) during the fourth day of the second Test cricket match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on December 7, 2021.-AFP
Pakistan´s Sajid Khan (entrance R) celebrates after the dismissal of Bangladesh´s captain Mominul Haque (L) in the course of the fourth day of the second Test cricket match between Bangladesh and Pakistan on the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on December 7, 2021.-AFP

Mohammad Rizwan (up 5 locations to 18) and Fawad Alam (up seven locations to twenty) have moved up in the batters’ checklist after their helpful half-centuries.

For Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan scored 33 and 63, advancing eight locations to the thirty fifth spot. He has additionally gained one slot to succeed in the quantity 4 place amongst all-rounders, overtaking Ben Stokes together with India’s Ravindra Jadeja, who’s now positioned at quantity three in the checklist.

Babar Azam loses top slot

In the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings, Dawid Malan is again on the top spot after Pakistan captain Babar Azam was unable to carry on to the top spot.

Pakistan´s captain Babar Azam is clean bowled by Bangladesh´s Mustafizur Rahman during the second Twenty20 international cricket match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on November 20, 2021.-AFP
Pakistan´s captain Babar Azam is clear bowled by Bangladesh´s Mustafizur Rahman in the course of the second Twenty20 worldwide cricket match between Bangladesh and Pakistan on the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on November 20, 2021.-AFP

Haider Ali has gained 86 slots to succeed in the 98th place after scores of 68 and 31 whereas the rankings for bowlers  noticed spinner Shadab Khan again in the top 10, transferring up 5 slots to the ninth place.

Fast bowler Haris Rauf is up three locations to the nineteenth spot whereas Mohammad Nawaz has gained 29 slots to succeed in the 54th place. For the West Indies, left-arm spinner Akeal Hosen has gained 73 slots and is now at quantity 68 in the rankings. 

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